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Old 04-25-2008, 08:35 AM   #1
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A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become part of. He is shown a well and his guide says "On any day except Tuesday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told the answer" .

The man seems pretty impressed, and so he shouts down: Why not on Tuesday? and the voice from in the well shouts back: Because on Tuesday, it’s your day in the well.
Someone requested that I do one of these a few days ago. I'm super bored today, so I figured what the hell. Fire away.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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Well give us the usual. Outline your poker progression to where u are now.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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No need for him to do that all he would need to write is "get it in" as thats the only advice he ever gives
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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How do/did you conquer any tilt issues that you've had?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:00 AM   #5
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Future goals
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:04 AM   #6
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why full ring?
in what position do you really open up pfr range ? HJ/CO ?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:07 AM   #7
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When I hit you up on AIM one day asking you if you thought Jenna Jameson was hotter than Jessica Alba, why did you respond with "Haley Joel Osment is finer than both of those slags!"
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:09 AM   #8
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dead woman or live man
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:10 AM   #9
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what is your aim?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:12 AM   #10
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you seem to play a lot of 1/2 2/4 and 3/6. when you sit down for a sess, whow do you decide which stake to play?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:12 AM   #11
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I'll try to answer these in order, but the first one may take a little while, so just be patient all. I'll get to everyone.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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if you were to take me on a dream date, where would you take me?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:16 AM   #13
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do you ever feel embarrassed about your small penis?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:16 AM   #14
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how often do you cbet oop? which flops? which villains? does it matter what cards you have(low pocket pairs vs overs vs bottom pair vs unimproved low suited connectors)?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:17 AM   #15
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when was the last time you had sex?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:29 AM   #16
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No need for him to do that all he would need to write is "get it in" as thats the only advice he ever gives
lol maybe there is a reason he posts that
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:34 AM   #17
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What were you hinting at when I accidentally sent you a picture of my dong instead of a crazy hand history I told you about and you said "Haha, speaking of going all in!"?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:39 AM   #18
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When I asked you what your SN meant why did you say, "I am a homosexual and I love men's ding dong's!!!!!"
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:44 AM   #19
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would you ever get with phresh if you were a girl?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:47 AM   #20
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Do you have a favorite baseball player of all time?

Will there ever be a pitcher like Nolan Ryan again? Please elaborate with your thoughts on Nolan.

My favorite moment was when he kicked the crap out of that guy that charged the mound.

Do you have a favorite team?
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #21
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Well give us the usual. Outline your poker progression to where u are now.
This might be pretty boring (I warned you) since most of these stories are identical, as in:

1) Chris Moneymaker WSOP 2003
2) Make a desposit at partypokah
3) Hey you can make money doing this!
4) ZOMG move up!
4) ????????????
5) Profit!

Anyway, here's the longer version (I'm not a great writer and I'll be trying to rush through this, so I may write sloppily at times):
ESPN showing reruns of the 2003 WSOP is what got me hooked. In 2004 I started playing $5 cash games with some of my friends in college. I was obv terrible, but so was everyone else, so I did alright. A few weeks later we moved up the stakes to $10, and started playing with more people. I remember my first "big win" at poker. I was a calling station back then, but that night I hit every gutshot, every nut flush draw, and to top it off they kept having the second nut flush with me, so I ended up winning about $140 that night, which was a pretty big deal to me at the time. After that I played almost every day, sometimes winning, sometimes losing. Everyone was so horrible back then that it was just a fun luckfest. For the rest of the year I didn't go to classes very often as I was addicted to poker. I ended up failing some classes due to this, and this was pretty much the low point of my life.

My online poker career began in the summer of 2005 when I made my first deposit at partypoker. I started off playing the $5+1 SnG (lol at 20% rake, but I had no idea back then). I was basically playing for fun, and trying to learn, but I hated losing and had major tilt issues. I also gave 25NL a shot (this was the smallest game on partypoker). I won 3 BI my first session and was like "haha this is so easy I can be a pro" but then reality hit me hard, lol. Due to my tilt issues I made the decision to play SnG's if I was going to play seriously, as tilt does less damage when all you can lose is one buy-in. Around this time I found 2p2 but posted very sporadically. I was single-tabling the $10+1's and doing pretty well. I also bonus-whored at a number of small sites around this time (around 10 of them) but never played a lot on any single site. After a few months I had managed to win a few hundred dollars, so I bought a new computer with some of the money I had previously saved up, with a 20-inch Dell monitor for 4-tabling (yeah everyone has a 24" or 30" these days but back then a Dell 2001 was the nuts). Immediately after buying it I ran very hot for a while (like 50% ROI) and thought for a second time that "playing pro" would be cake, but another downswing killed my hopes. I took a long time off from poker after that, just being sick of poker in general.

In August of 2006, after taking several months off, I decided to give NL cash another shot (best decision of my poker career obv). I bought poker tracker and started 4-tabling 50NL FR. My stats were around 21/10 (lol loose passive pf, nitty postflop). Games were so soft those days that this was a winning strategy. After about a month I moved to 6-max, seeking more action. I crushed 50NL 6-max pretty hard for a month, and started taking shots at 100NL 6-max. My volume was tiny those days (I was 4-tabling and not playing longer than 2 hours at a time). Most of my sessions went well, although that's because I was quitting after winning like $200. Back then losing 4 buy-ins was big to me lol. My stats for 6-max were approximately 27/15 at the time (still fairly loose passive) but there were so many complete fish that I did well trying to see a lot of flops and betting my big hands hard. I did well at 100NL, and began taking shots at 200NL 6-max with about a 6K roll. I did well my first session, but after a few sessions I hit a huge downswing, as my passive play was getting eaten alive by the more aggressive 2p2 TAGs who were better than me. I adjusted my play a lot, starting folding marginal hands from the blinds vs good players, and my results improved somewhat. Due to running bad/break-even for another month I had gotten sick of poker once again and took another couple of months off.

Fast forward to May 2007. I was getting sick of 6-max variance and decided to give FR another shot. I started 9-tabling around this time, and played mostly 100NL FR. Due to having previous 6-max experience, I found FR really easy (most of the players were very weak and predictable), but also boring at times. I crushed 100NL for around 5.5ptbb for 45K-ish hands, and took my first shots at 200NL in July. Not surprisingly I got off to a rough start (a combination of more aggressive players and me over-adjusting). I played a mix of 100NL and 200NL in August and September, winning around 3ptbb but after another break-even stretch I had gotten sick of poker yet again and took 3 weeks off. Around this time I realized I still had many holes to fix in my game. I continued reading the forum a lot, despite not playing.

By the time I had returned again (October 2007) I had made many adjustments to my game. I started double barreling more, 3-betting more preflop, etc... For the next month and a half I crushed 200NL for over 6ptbb and began taking shots at $2/4 and $3/6 with a $15K roll. I did fairly well at first but then hit a $4K downswing in december (my biggest at the time). This prompted another break, but since 2008 I've been playing a mix of $2/4, $3/6, and occasionally $5/10. I'm a pretty big nit on not playing on bad tables, so if the mid stakes tables are really crappy I'll play $1/2 as well. Also sometimes I just want to get a short session in before doing something else I had scheduled, so I just grind 200NL for an hour if I don't want to worry about variance. I've done quite well this year in terms of winrate, but I don't play nearly as many hands as the true grinders of this forum (I only average about 30K hands a month). Currently I'm 21 (turn 22 in a few weeks), out of school, and poker is my only source of income.

Phew, that turned out longer than I expected. Hopefully I didn't bore you guys to death (you were warned though).
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:06 AM   #22
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No need for him to do that all he would need to write is "get it in" as thats the only advice he ever gives
Maybe if there weren't so many dumb 100NL threads like "should I fold KK preflop?" or "should I fold bottom set?" I wouldn't be saying "get it in" so much.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #23
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I have way too many databases for that. I can do a 2008 graph if you want.

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How do/did you conquer any tilt issues that you've had?
I accept that I tilt. The trick is quitting right away.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:09 AM   #24
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Learn to play more hands per month. Play more $5/10 and maybe $10/20 when games are good.

I don't see myself playing the nosebleeds. I'm not that mentally tough.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:10 AM   #25
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why full ring?
More tables, more FPP. Also FR tables are easier to "run over" than shorthanded tables.
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in what position do you really open up pfr range ? HJ/CO ?
UTG lol.

OK, seriously, I'd say the difference from HJ to CO is the biggest.
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